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Homage to Chiapas : The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico - Bill Weinberg

Homage to Chiapas

The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico

Hardcover Published: 17th August 2000
ISBN: 9781859847190
Number Of Pages: 288

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The new Zapatistas in Chiapas have served as a catalyst for revolutionary indigenous movements across Mexico, pioneering a new model of resistance and posing a powerful threat to the stability of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Homage to Chiapas vividly depicts the grassroots struggles for land and local autonomy now underway in an economically strategic nation of nearly 100 million people. Weinberg analyzes NAFTA.s impact on Mexico.s campesinos with on-the-spot reportage from Tabasco, where fishermen blockade state owned oil wells to protest local pollution, from Central Mexico where plans for a giant computer complex and golf course spark an Indian uprising, as well as from Chiapas where he interviews Sub-commander Marcos. He also examines Mexico.s growing militarization in the name of the war on drugs and reviews the Zapatistas. challenge to their supporters to carry the struggle throughout Mexico and beyond its borders.

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"Bill Weinberg slogs through jungles to uncover heroic insurrectionary hopes--radical journalism the way it is supposed to be done."--Hakim Bey"Bill Weinberg gets into Indian Mexico deeper than any other reporter. Beyond Chiapas, he reports on the political-ecological tinderbox that is Mexico, and how the Mexican indigenous 500-year quest for justice will impact North America critically in the next decade."--Jose Barreiro"Provides an interesting panoramic view of recent movements that have developed throughout Mexico."--"Library Journal""Bill Weinberg's comprehensive yet readable page-turner brilliantly locates the Zapatista movement in its historical and social context. Based on outstanding research as well as first-hand knowledge, this excellent book is indispensable for a full understanding of the uprising, as well as movements against 'free trade' internationally."--Murray Bookchin

Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of acronymsp. xiii
Glossaryp. xviii
Map of Mexicop. xxii
Map of Chiapasp. xxiv
Introduction
New York City 1999p. 1
Chiapas 1999p. 2
The Legacy of Resistance
Five Hundred Years of Maya Rebellion: From Syncretism to the New Zapatismop. 15
"Misery in the Name of Freedom": Free Trade Mexico as a US Slave Colonyp. 37
Southern Mexico in the Free Trade Order: Political Ecology of the New Zapatismop. 66
War Cry from Chiapas
Zapata Lives: 1994p. 97
Behind Lines with Marcos: 1994p. 118
Parallel Power: 1995p. 133
The Challenge of San Andres: 1996p. 153
Stealth Counterinsurgency: 1997p. 164
Dirty War of Attrition: 1998p. 176
"A Revolution to Make a Revolution Possible"p. 187
The Flame Catches
Oil and Resistance in Tabasco: The Chontal Maya Survival Struggle in Mexico's Land of Black Goldp. 205
Guardians of Tehuantepec: Campesino Struggle and Revolutionary Echoes in Oaxaca and Guerrerop. 237
The Golf War of Tepoztlan: Popular Defense and Ecological Struggle in the Heartland of Zapatap. 253
Shadow Dances
Fire in the Sierra Madre Del Sur: Who Is the Popular Revolutionary Army?p. 279
Anatomy of the Narco-Dictatorship: The Counter-Revolution Devours Its Childrenp. 301
Opium Fields of the Tarahumara: Narco-Colonialism in the Sierra Madre Occidentalp. 323
Intervention and Solidarity in the Free Trade Order
Narco-Imperialism: The New Interventionismp. 345
Border Wars: Scapegoating or Solidarity?p. 361
Notesp. 388
Bibliographyp. 439
Indexp. 446
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ISBN: 9781859847190
ISBN-10: 1859847196
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 17th August 2000
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1

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